A foremost PDP aspirant for the Oshimili South Constituency seat in the Delta State House of Assembly in the next political dispensation beyond 2023, Hon. Taju Isichei, has commended the state government for its laudable job creation programmes, which have helped to take some job seekers off the streets.
Hon. Isichei, also known as IKUKU, who gave the commendation in an interview with this medium, however, noted that the state, particularly the capital, Asaba, with ever increasing population of residents, deserved a more effective approach to addressing the intractible problem of unemployment.
He recalled that some industrie Ii ls, including the Asaba Textile Mill, SIO Industries, Summit Furniture Company, among others, existed in Asaba prior to the creation of Delta state in 1991 and offered direct employment to thousands of workers, alongside many indirect employment opportunities which made the town economically viable.
The House of Assembly aspirant regretted that the Industries became moribund over time and gradually folded up despite attempts by government to revive them, describing the situation as economically detrimental to the state.
Isichei said if given the opportunity to represent Oshimili South in the State Assembly come 2023, he would propose legislations that would encourage local and foreign investors to partner with the state government in establishing industries or factories in Asaba, to help reduce the rate of unemployment in the area and the state at large.
He said Oshimili South local government area, the host of the state capital, deserved the best of what the government could offer in terms of development, and called on the people of the area to send him to the State Assembly to enable him attract whatever would due the Constituency.